All Books By Lester R. Brown

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  1. Book ImageThe Great Transition

    The great energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy is under way.More

  2. Book ImageBreaking New Ground

    An inspirational memoir tracing Lester Brown’s life from a small-farm childhood to leadership as a global environmental activist.More

  3. Book ImageFull Planet, Empty Plates

    With food supplies tightening, countries are competing for the land and water resources needed to feed their people.More

  4. Book ImageFull Planet, Empty Plates

    With food supplies tightening, countries are competing for the land and water resources needed to feed their people.More

  5. Book ImageWorld on the Edge

    In this urgent time, World on the Edge calls out the pivotal environmental issues and how to solve them now.More

  6. Book ImagePlan B 4.0

    “[Brown’s] ability to make a complicated subject accessible to the general reader is remarkable.”—Katherine Salant, Washington PostMore

  7. Book ImageOutgrowing the Earth

    How human demands are outstripping the earth's capacities—and what we need to do about it.More

  8. Book ImageThe Earth Policy Reader

    Award-winning environmental analyst Lester R. Brown and his colleagues chart progress in building the eco-economy, an economy that is compatible with the earth's ecosystem.More

  9. Book ImageEco-Economy

    "One of the world's most influential thinkers."—Washington PostMore

  10. Book ImageVital Signs 2000

    Whether you read Vital Signs for a preview of the next decade or to verify a particular trend, you will find it comprehensive and authoritative. Vital Signs is an excellent companion volume to Worldwatch's highly acclaimed State of the World series.More

  11. Book ImageState of the World 2000

    State of the World 2000 shines an intense light on the great challenge our civilization faces: how to use our political systems to manage the difficult and complex relationships between the global economy and the Earth’s ecosystems.More

  12. Book ImageBeyond Malthus

    On the bicentennial of Malthus's legendary essay on the tendency for population to grow more rapidly than the food supply, the question facing the world is not whether population growth will slow, but how.More

  13. Book ImageThe World Watch Reader on Global Environmental Issues

    This new edition of The World Watch Reader covers the most important “mega-problems” facing humanity at the outset of the new millennium: how to produce energy for electricity, transportation, and heat without causing dangerous disruptions to climate; how to reverse declining health of the oceans, forests, and freshwater resources on which our well-being absolutely depends; and what to do about the new social instabilities—such as resurgent disease and rising refugee flows—that result from environmental distress.More

  14. Book ImageVital Signs 1997

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  15. Book ImageTough Choices

    In a world where the need for seafood and grain for the 90 million people being added each year is being satisfied in part by reducing consumption among those already here, the world has little choice but to try and quickly slow population growth. Historically, farmers and fishermen bore the primary responsibility for balancing supply and demand. Now with the fish catch no longer expanding and with the growth in grain production slowing, the principal responsibility rests with the family planners.More

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